Fines, unleaded-free zones to cut petrol sniffing in NT

MORE areas free of unleaded fuel are operating in the Northern Territory.

To stamp out petrol sniffing, the Federal Government this week banned the sale, possession, transport or distribution of unleaded fuel at Tennant Creek, the Threeways Roadhouse, Katherine, Adelaide River, Hayes Creek, Pine Creek, Mary River Roadhouse, Tindal, Nitmiluk and Mataranka.

Aboriginal services have been campaigning for a comprehensive roll-out of low-aromatic fuel zones in these areas for many years.

Anyone breaching the bans will be fined up to $54,000 for each offence.

Petrol sniffing fell 88% in other areas where low-aromatic fuel zones operate.

Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service manager Tristan Ray said the zones could save lives.


Repeat traffic offender disqualified after crossing Charleville street

Premium Content Repeat traffic offender disqualified after crossing Charleville...

A MAN thought he could ride his dirt bike along the dirt strips of local...

‘RIP mate’: Cecil Plains crash victim remembered

Premium Content ‘RIP mate’: Cecil Plains crash victim remembered

FRIENDS have spoken about the shock of losing a mate in the prime of his life.

Miles man tasered and sprayed by police

Premium Content Miles man tasered and sprayed by police

POLICE had no other option but to taser and capsicum spray a Miles man after he...